Majority: Insurer Liable For $3M Judgment In Suit Arising From Teen’s Suicide

Mealey's (September 19, 2016, 11:06 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A majority of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 16 affirmed a lower federal court’s ruling that a commercial general liability insurer had a duty to defend its insured against underlying claims that its misleading marketing, wrongful admission to a behavior modification residential program, poor educational services and negligent training contributed to a teen’s suicide (Judith Newman v. United Fire & Casualty Co., No. 14-35103, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17013).

(Opinion available. Document #13-161006-005Z.)

In October 2004, 16-year-old Karlye...
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